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Chickpea Protein Balls

Ingredients (makes 20)

Ingredients

Dry

  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup whole rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Wet

  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/3 cup raisins or sultanas
  • 2 tablespoons dried dates
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Rolling

  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut, extra

Method

  • Put all dry ingredients in the food processor and blend until coarse. Set aside.
  • Blend all wet ingredients in the food processor and blend until smooth.
  • Combine wet and dry mixture. Add extra water if needed for the right consistency.
  • Roll mixture into balls approximately the size of a walnut and roll in extra coconut.
  • Place in an airtight container and store in the fridge.

Tip: For a healthy nut free lunchbox snack, swap nuts for an extra 1/2 cup of sunflower and pumpkin seeds

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